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UNITED READY TO SPLASH MORE CASH THIS SUMMER

Manchester United seem to have under achieved after such investments last summer, considering built-up expectations when Coach Jose Mourinho took over, but the club is not relenting.


The Premier League side is expected to spend huge sums this summer to restock.

There have been rumours that Real Madrid might come again for David De Gea. If this happens, United have reportedly placed Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak on its shortlist.De Gea came close to leaving Old Trafford in 2015 but for a clerical error that stopped the deal from going through.

Though Mourinho would face intense competition for Oblak – who was rated the best keeper in the La Liga last season after he conceded just 18 goals –,there are rumours that the Slovenian is open to the move if the terms are right. Continue reading UNITED READY TO SPLASH MORE CASH THIS SUMMER

Home Form Could Cost a Top Four Place, Admits United Manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is worried that the club’s home form may end up costing the club a place in the top four of the Premier League.


The Portuguese manager was speaking after the club’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth during the weekend. It was the seventh draw for United in 14 games at Old Trafford this season. United have traditionally dominated the opposition with it comes to games at Old Trafford. Yet, they have been able to score less than 1.5 goals per game in the home matches. They have conceded almost one goal per game in these games.

More worrying is the fact that United have dropped these points against teams that they have been expected to win. Away form has been substantially better with the club drawing only three in the 12 matches. Despite an unbeaten run that stretches to 17 games, United still find themselves outside the top four. The competition for the Champions League places is as intense as ever, but the weekend witnessed three teams gain a significant advantage – Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City. Continue reading Home Form Could Cost a Top Four Place, Admits United Manager Jose Mourinho

DI MARZIO: RONALDO COULD HAVE BEEN AT JUVENTUS

Italian football figure Gianni Di Marzio has revealed that Juventus could have been reaping the fruits of investing in Cristiano Ronaldo had a swap for the Portuguese gone through.


Di Marzio was in charge of the club’s transfers from 2001 to 2006. He said he could sealed the deal had Marcelo Salas agreed to the deal.

“He [Ronaldo] was eighteen when I worked at Juventus. I called my club and told them I’d seen someone who would be the best player in the world, obviously after Maradona. I negotiated and brought Cristiano over to Turin in 2002 to sign for Juve, but Salas didn’t accept the terms of the swap.

“For just a few million Euros, Salas didn’t want to leave and so Juventus lost out on Cristiano Ronaldo. His agent knows this story very well,” Di Marzio said in an explosive interview. Continue reading DI MARZIO: RONALDO COULD HAVE BEEN AT JUVENTUS

ZLATAN BACKS POGBA TO EMBRACE PRESSURE

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic advices teammate Paul Pogba that he must cope with the scrutiny of high profile as it comes with added pressure.


Pogba’s poor performance in Red Devil’s 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool on Sunday, when he conceded a first half penalty, wasted a good chance and escaped punishment for his so-called “choke slam” on Jordan Henderson, drew attention due to the media stunts around the world’s most expensive footballer being the League first player to acquire his own twitter emoji.

Despite his impressive form of late, Pogba appeared to struggle and with unfortunate timing, The 23-year old was at the centre of more marketing hype on Monday with the launch of the adidas x Pogba, A bespoke range of football and fashion products.

But Ibrahimovic, whose 13th goal in as many games extended United’s unbeaten run to 16 matches, expects Pogba to be able to handle all the fanfare around him. Continue reading ZLATAN BACKS POGBA TO EMBRACE PRESSURE

What Should Dele Alli Do If Real Madrid Come Calling?

Dele Alli is one of the best young players in the Premier League. In fact, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is one of the best young players in the whole of Europe. The England international has progressed massively since his move to Tottenham in 2015 and has established himself as a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

Alli’s development and quality has reportedly attracted the attention of Real Madrid, who are claimed to be lining up a £50 million bid for the 20-year-old. Madrid have signed players from Spurs before – remember Luka Modric and Gareth Bale? – and many fans of the North London club would be worried about this speculation. After all, when Madrid come calling, it is hard to say no for any footballer. Continue reading What Should Dele Alli Do If Real Madrid Come Calling?

Smalling and Shaw Unavailable for Spurs, Says José Mourinho

José Mourinho has confirmed that Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw will not be available for the Premier League game against Tottenham this weekend.


Manchester United take on Spurs hoping to secure only their second league victory in the last six matches. After four draws and one in the last five games, United are certainly in desperate need of three points in order to give them a boost in the top four race. Mourinho recently confirmed that there was little chance of United going on to win the title this season after falling 13 points behind leaders Chelsea even before the halfway stage in the campaign.

Smalling has not played for United since the 4-0 loss against Chelsea back in October. The defender was criticised by Mourinho for not being able to play through the pain barrier. It was the same case with left back Luke Shaw, who has struggled to win the favour of Mourinho ever since the Portuguese took charge from Louis van Gaal in the summer.

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Pep’s Dream Start in Danger of Turning into a Nightmare

It is almost a year since it was announced that Pep Guardiola was to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. The statement was met with universal delight from City fans and a certain amount of jealousy from rival supporters. If there is such a thing as a risk-free appointment in football management, this seemed like the nearest thing to it.

His spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich saw the Spaniard amass 6 league titles, 2 Champions League trophies, 7 domestic cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups and 3 FIFA Club World Cups. All of that was achieved in just 7 seasons. Continue reading Pep’s Dream Start in Danger of Turning into a Nightmare

BAYERN BOSS COMMENTS ON SCHWEINSTEIGER ISSUE

Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness says that Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger should ensure they bleed for the way he has been treated this season under Jose Mourinho.


Louis van Gaal signed the retired German international from the Bundesliga last term. His debut season was interrupted by fitness and poor form. The player’s showing at the Euro 2016 must have forced Mourinho to overlook the player, particularly with the additions during the summer.

After several attacks from German nationals, Mourinho included him in the squad that played West Ham at Old Trafford. However, a return to action might not be on the offer but a way of easing the player through a transfer when the window opens in January with many clubs already interested. The 32-year old has just a goal to his name after 31 games so far but he could still feature for a year or two in America.

“I would let them bleed until the last day and then day goodbye. I would play Golf every month, offer United my work and accompany Ana Ivanovic to Tennis matches. A club like that should be punished,” Hoeness said he would do if he were in Schweinsteiger’s position. The German executive implored Schweinsteiger to see of hiss contract with United whilst receiving his wages without any ‘work’ as punishment to the club. Continue reading BAYERN BOSS COMMENTS ON SCHWEINSTEIGER ISSUE

Mourinho wants players to go to extremes

Manchester United recently secured a much needed 3-1 triumph over Swansea City on November 6 as this victory was particularly important for Jose Mourinho and his squad due to the fact that they had not been able to secure a league goal since August 27 when they defeated Hull City.

This recent triumph over Swansea City is what Manchester United needed to start getting back on track and not slip any further behind in the Premier League standings which is something that has been happening on a more regular basis in recent times.

1 day after this victory, Jose Mourinho took the chance to speak to the media about his squad and their current situation and the Portuguese stated that he wants to see his players giving it everything they have and going to their limits.

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RVP HONOURED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE VOLLEY

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been honoured at a Legends of Football event in London for having scoring the best ever goal of the Premier League era.

His first time volley against Aston Villa was voted by players who had scored more than 100 goals in the top flight division.

The event was attended by Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, Reds former star Michael Owen and others. The event raised funds for charity Nordoff Robins, with the Premier League donating £100,000. The ‘flying’ Dutchman then gifted the cause with a £20,000 donation at this year’s dinner that celebrated 25 years of the Premier League.

Dion Dublin, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Matt Le Tissier, Les Ferdinand and Emile Heskey were also pictured at the event.

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